Prof. Heneka and Inga Fiolia
On 16 September 2013, the DZNE hosted the 15th installment of the “Music & Brain” series at Forschungszentrum caesar, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, in 53175 Bonn.
The event began with a talk by Prof. Heneka, Cooperation Unit Leader of the interdisciplinary Clinical Research Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (KBFZ) at the University Hospital Bonn, entitled "What to do against Alzheimer´s disease. Risk avoidance and therapy“. The lecture was followed by the young georgian pianist Inga Folia, playing W.A. Mozart, F.Chopin and S. Prokofjew.
Prof. Michael Heneka obtained his medical degree in 1998 at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology of the University of Tübingen on the topic „The effect of polymerized hemoglobin on cardiovascular and renal parameters in septic shock.“ Thereafter he was a postdoc in the laboratory of Prof. DL Feinstein, at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA. In 2002 he passed the board examination in Neurology and qualified as a professor in Neurology in 2003 with a habilitation thesis entitled „Inflammatory mechanisms in Alzheimer's disease: characterization and development of therapeutic strategies“ at the University of Bonn. Since 2010 Prof. Heneka has been the Neurological Director of the joint Memory Clinic of the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Inga Fiolia was born in Tiflis, Georgia and has entered into the world of music and especially the piano in a very young age through her father, a Jazz pianist. The improvised musical structures in jazz was a leading influence on Inga´s early classical studies and opened the way to a free, individual musical expression. At the age of seven she had her Debut concert with the Georgian chamber orchestra. In the last years she won a lot of first prizes at international music competitions.
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